John Birch Society


noun

an ultraconservative organization, founded in December 1958 by Robert Welch, Jr., chiefly to combat alleged Communist activities in the U.S.

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British Dictionary definitions for John Birch Society

John Birch Society

noun

US politics a fanatical right-wing association organized along semisecret lines to fight Communism

Word Origin for John Birch Society

C20: named after John Birch (killed by Chinese communists 1945), American USAF captain whom its members regarded as the first cold-war casualty
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Cultural definitions for John Birch Society

John Birch Society

A conservative organization prominent in the 1950s and 1960s. The society was particularly concerned with the dangers of communism, and its views were considered extreme by most Americans.

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